UK: Dumfries and Galloway Council makes childminder data apology

BBC reports on yet another council breach:

A council has apologised “unreservedly” after details of thousands of childminders were “inadvertently” sent to a number of childcare providers.

The information had been provided to Dumfries and Galloway Council by the Care Inspectorate.

The incident has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office and those affected have been informed.

Labour group leader Ronnie Nicholson questioned why lessons had not been learned from a data breach last year.

In 2011, the names, salaries and dates of birth of nearly 900 workers appeared on the internet for more than two months.

In the latest incident, the names and contact details of more than 2,000 childminders were sent to a number of local childcare providers.

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